Yesterday was day one of Faculty Orientation. We started, as we usually do, with a lengthy speech on the State of the School. It’s sometimes pompous, sometimes tedious, sometimes exciting, sometimes scary. Then we got a picture of the school’s financial health, and how things are doing on the fundraising side. We’re not hemorrhaging money, but things are coming up which are going to be expensive, and we have to do a better job of taking care of our stuff.
And then I got to go to the dentist. So there was this strong continuity over the whole day.